The embroidered mantles of Paracas are known as some of the finest ever produced by Pre-Columbian societies. Please join Maria as she explains the wonderful stories surrounding these textiles.
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Maria will he take us to XIV century Mesoamerica when the so-
called Mexica arrived at lake Texcoco and right in the middle of it founded the most extraordinary city of the ancient Americas: Tenochtitlan. We will cover its society, economy, fashion, religion and collapse.
Frida's genes were half German & half Mexican. She could be considered a “mestiza”. Very proud of both her ancestries, as we can appreciate in her paintings, we'll go through her life from the point of view of her
strong relationship with politics and Mexican traditions.
A movement which started in the 1920s as part of the political modernization of the country after the 1910 revolution, the murals were painted to send a strong message to the people, in order to reunify what we call today Mexico. Diego Rivera, D.A.Siqueiros & Clemente Orozco will all be discussed.
Hidden in the rainforest of Chiapas, Mexico, there are frescoes painted more than a millennia ago by unknown Mayan artists depicting the sophistication of the royal court: musicians, singers, noblemen, battles and more! A magical place, which we will thoroughly visit today.
This duo of eccentric artists, political activists and vibrant human beings will captivate the audience. Frida & Diego were both exceptional in so many ways! This will be a lecture about love, passion and art created by both of them in the first half of the 20th century.